The growing appreciation and international interest in Irish antiques is not lost on many of those who call Ireland home — and who see multiple benefits of a healthy and globally connected antiques sector. As Ireland continues to fight its way back from a devastating recession that has plagued the country for the past three to four years, a strengthening export market for Ireland (with more than 50 percent of exporters reporting growth in 2012) holds promise. Read More +
One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever-present Windsor. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type of chair? The word “Windsor” is usually … Read More +
Did you know that one of the most famous books of the early horror fiction genre is up for grabs? To put you in the Halloween spirit, here are 10 spooky, creepy, scary things you may not have known. Read More +
Did you know some authentic vintage Japanese tin robots made in Japan have an American company logo? Test your knowledge of these Space Age playthings with Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know: VIntage Japanese Tin Robots.
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World’s Fairs may be temporary, but its impacts span generations. Take the formidable structures unveiled during world fairs, such as Museum of Science and Industry – built for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Seattle’s Space Needle of the 1962 World’s Fair, and the mighty Eiffel Tower, built for the Exposition Universelle in 1889 (a ticket for which is shown here). In fact, some people wanted the Eiffel Tower dismantled after the fair!
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Think you know your munchkins from Margaret Hamilton? Read this Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Wizard of Oz to find out
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Necklaces that sparkle, brooches that glimmer, rings that shine, the world of antique and vintage jewelry is doing quite fine. As summer turns to autumn, seemingly more auction houses and online auctioneers than previous years, are gearing up for fall auctions showcasing antique and vintage jewelry. Read More +
In today’s diverse world of antiques and collectibles a good identification and price guide can help you avoid selling something for less than it’s worth, misidentifying a piece, or not knowing a reproduction from the real deal – and paying more than you should. Read More +
Hot Wheels® definitely has no fear of 40, as it continues its year-long anniversary celebration in high style. And although the month-long Hot Wheels® 40th Anniversary Road Trip, is drawing to a close this weekend, there is no doubt that the future of Hot Wheels® will be as impressive as its past.
How well can you tell the difference between various patterns, makers and colors of Depression glass? Knowing the difference can save you from spending more than you should on a piece or leaving money on the table when you sell. Read more to find out the answers to Depression glass collecting. Read More +